By Rebecca Martelotti
Assistant Features Editor
The Super Bowl is one of America’s favorite sporting events. People from all over the country tune in to the game for various reasons, the die-hard sports fans love the excitement of the game, some just watch for the best commercials, and others relish the halftime performances.
The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will compete in this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The halftime performance will feature singer Bruno Mars and the band Red Hot Chili Peppers. “I only watch the halftime show during the game,” said Brittney Cataldo, a senior Early Education major. “I am super excited to see what the stage will look like and what songs Bruno Mars will play. I loved Beyoncé’s performance last year.”
If you are having a Super Bowl party, you might want to make sure your bowls are topped with tasty, crowd-pleasing snacks. Finger foods are the clear winners at a sports-themed bash. More popular snacks include classic chips and dip, pretzels and anything else that can be easily poured into a bowl.
Other favorites are chicken fingers, potato skins, sandwiches and hot wings. “I personally only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials; I don’t even know the teams playing in the game,” said Talia Charlton, a senior Journalism major. “But I go to my friend’s party every year and just hang out and eat snacks. It’s always fun.”
Get your friends geared for the Super Bowl with themed decor like napkins with footballs on them. The napkins can be purchased at most online party stores, such as partycity.com. Decorate the house with your favorite team gear such as flags, posters, or jerseys. Put snacks in bowls and plates that represent team colors in order to add some spirit to your party.
Be sure to tune into Super Bowl XLVIII with the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks at 6:30 p.m.